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A "Computer Assembled in USA" sticker made its way onto an iMac purchased this weekend

Apple may be assembling certain hardware in the United States instead of China, according to a recent CNN Money report. 

The report referred to a reader, Aaron Gong, that purchased a new 21-inch iMac at an Apple Store in San Jose, California last weekend. When he opened the box, the label said "Computer Assembled in USA" rather than China, which is normally the case. 

This is a bit of an odd case, though, since the iMac was an in-stock, entry-level model that had no custom specifications at all. In the past, only "made-to-order" iMacs were assembled in the U.S. 

This doesn't mean that Apple is moving all of its hardware -- or even just iMac -- manufacturing the U.S. Another 21-inch iMac buyer purchased his product at the Manhattan Apple Store last week and had an "Assembled in China" label on it. 

It's not clear what's going on with Apple's assembly locations, but Gong's Saturday iMac purchase has certainly raised a few questions. 

Apple's gadgets are mainly manufactured and assembled at its Foxconn plants in China, but these plants have had several issues this year ranging from poor working conditions to employee abuse in the way of excessive overtime, crowded dorms, and low pay. 

Source: CNN



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RE: Gotta love the way with words...
By retrospooty on 12/3/2012 7:32:14 PM , Rating: 3
Or maybe, just maybe one should entertain the possibility that they are being voted down for the obvious bias and/or ridiculous comments made.

Note, the original comment by Nortel (below) wasnt voted down, as it didn't contain any idiocy or falsities. In fact it was voted up to 3 as of the time I post this. Maybe it isnt an anti-apple thing, its just an Anti-ridiculous thing. See how Nortel was voted up and Argon and you were both voted down? Now re-read all 3 and see of you can figure it out. =)

"The devices themselves are 100% designed in the USA. Foxconn has to throw some chips together, mill some cases and essentially follow the design provided by Apple. If Apple is providing final assembly in the USA, why bash them for creating jobs in the USA? Damned if you do, damned if you don't."


RE: Gotta love the way with words...
By RetroLooser on 12/3/2012 9:22:31 PM , Rating: 1
Seriously, please put down the joystick and go play with that Justin Bieber blow-up doll you have.


RE: Gotta love the way with words...
By shanomacadaemia on 12/4/2012 5:46:19 AM , Rating: 2
"RetroLooser" <-- love this. It sounds like a pair of trendy jeans from 1999. And they say there's an education crisis...

"go play with that Justin Bieber blow-up doll you have"
Does he happen to be made of straw?


By Cheesew1z69 on 12/4/2012 3:14:00 PM , Rating: 2
Don't feed the Pirks troll...


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